WebQuest News

News and views about the WebQuest model, a constructivist lesson format used widely around the world.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

QuestGarden 1.1

There are some great new features to announce this Thanksgiving Eve.

First and bestest: you can now export your WebQuest to a zipped archive and take it with you. This will be great for education students whose professors want them to turn in something heftier than a mere URL. It's also, more broadly, a good capability for any web-based service to have. Would you do significant work on a site that locks you in and doesn't let you pull your stuff out when you want? I wouldn't. Now QuestGarden does the right thing.

Other more subtle improvements: 2) signing up for a new account is smoother. If you leave out a required field you don't have to start all over. 3) If you forget your password there's a link that will send it to you. 4) If you accidentally add the wrong co-author you can now delete them. 5) If there are graphics or documents you uploaded as part of your WebQuest that you decided not to use, you can now delete them.

Many more new features coming up during Christmas break.